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Educational Curriculum

Our residents take part in a comprehensive educational program that includes daily didactics, monthly journal clubs, and interactive bedside teaching rounds. Our Chief of Education, in conjunction with our Associate Program Director (APD), created the didactic outline for the year. Each of our 10 subspecialty divisions has an elected Division Champion who works hand-in-hand with our Education Chief and APD on curriculum development.

Noon Conferences

The curriculum is established by our education chief and program directors in collaboration with our subspecialty divisions and is revised on a yearly basis. The conferences include didactic lectures spanning all subspecialties, anatomy reviews, case discussions, education or communication topics, as well as an equity, inclusion, and diversity (EDI) curriculum. The lectures are led by teaching faculty or residents. (Lunch is provided.)

  • In person and virtual (Zoom); all noon conferences are recorded and accessible for review

Grand Rounds

Departmental educational meetings with local or national speakers in Neurology and other subspecialties.  Also included is a monthly morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference.

Professor Rounds

Interactive chalk talk in the style of a morning report on a currently admitted patient led by our neurohospitalists and senior residents.

  • Weekly

Chairman Rounds

Senior residents present an interesting and challenging (!) case to our chairman and lead a discussion of the case and current pertinent literature.

  • Thursdays, monthly

Clinical Pathologic Conferences

Each resident receives a mystery case from an assigned faculty member. Residents work collaboratively with their faculty mentor to unravel the case, then present the case and their process for achieving their final diagnosis during a noon conference presentation.

  • Winter/Spring, yearly

Journal Club

Hosted by different subspecialty divisions.

  • Monthly
  • Dinner/drinks are provided

Neurovascular Case Conference

Discussion of complex vascular cases with active imaging review by a neuroradiologist. Attended by faculty, fellows, and residents of the Division of Vascular Neurology, the Department of Neurosurgery, and the Department of Neuroradiology.

  • 4 p.m., Tuesdays, weekly
  • On Zoom

Neuroimmunology Conference

Autoimmune and neuroimmunology cases presented and discussed with active imaging review. Attended by faculty of the Division of Neuroimmunology, faculty and fellows of the Department of Neuroradiology, and fellows of Autoimmune Neurology.

  • 10 a.m., Wednesdays, weekly
  • On Zoom

Further Subspecialty Conferences Include

  • Cognitive case review: attended by cognitive specialists and neuropsychologists
  • Epilepsy: A weekly EEG review conference of interesting cases
  • Epilepsy: A monthly surgical planning conference
  • Neuropathology: A monthly neuropathology conference reviewing muscle and nerve biopsies with neuromuscular and neuropathology specialists
  • Neurocritical Care M&M: A monthly NCC focused M&M conference
  • Tumor Board: A weekly conference attended by specialists in neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, oncology, and neurosurgery